Category: aircrafts

Zeppelins

Zeppelins were a type of rigid airship used during World War I by the Germans as both reconnaissance vessels and for air raids. Named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, the air ships were developed in the late 19th century. The ships were able to achieve 20 mph at top speed, and could fly…

Lafayette Escadrille – Planes

During the course of World War 1, five generations of fighter planes appeared, from 1914-1918. Bombers also were in use. The Lafayette Escadrille pilotsĀ called the early bombers “baby carriages” because of their boxy, bulky appearance and their pilots were calledĀ “truck drivers.” In the early days, the bomb would be dropped by hand as the bomber…